2004: Recapped, Listed, Kaput At the end of every year between Christmas and New Years, we seem to get a lot of Best Of lists and Recaps of the year. Every paper and magazine wants to summarize the year in its own special way.
In the course of a year, all this stuff happened. Look at all the stuff that happened in this year. This year, there was a lot of stuff---random and unconnected at the time but now connected because it all happened in a defined space of time. There is now order where there was no order. We can file away the chaos in a year. THAT was 2004 and so was THAT and THAT.
Was it all just disasters and triumphs? Personalities and new ideas? Isn't that the stuff of every year? What does all this stuff say about us as a planet? Who are we? Where are we going? Where have we been? Just what was 2004 all about?
Because I have to jump up and down and shout "me too!", I'm sprinkling in my own 2004 Recap to the stew. So here it is. 2004. Woohoo!
My Finest Hour: Uh. Sorry. That's private.
Best Night Out: Uhm. Can't remember it.
Worst Night Out: Oh. Ohhhh. Shit. Never mind.
Strangest Bruise: That one above my right knee in August. How did I get that one?
Thirty Seconds of Pure Happiness: September 24, 2004 at 7:22pm
Forty-Five Seconds of Pure Happiness: January 7, 2004 at 9:07pm
One Minute of Pure Happiness: August 29, 2004 at 9:53 am
Two Minutes of Pure Happiness: March 23, 2004 at 9:37pm
How I'm Feeling Right Now: All right.
Number of weddings I attended: 3
Number of funerals I attended: 0
Number of new babies met: 3 (2 girls, 1 boy)
Number of US states I stood in: 2
Number of countries (outside US) I stood in: 3
Number of legal cigarettes smoked: 1 (vg)
Number of alcohol units consumed: Lost count in March
Number of hours asleep: 2,197 (approx)
Number of hours at lunch: 197 (approx)
Number of hours in orgasmic bliss: Couldn't compute, time stopped.
Food I got into then got bored with: Fat Free Vanilla Soy Milk
Foods I once was bored with but got back into: Yogurt and Cappelini (not together)
Band I Didn't Go See in 04: The Beatles
Best Song Heard in a Grocery Store: I don't know the title, but it went La-La-La-La-La
Best Celebrity In-Person Moment: After a screening of Mystic River, Clint Eastwood (wow he looks good) answered questions from the audience. When a film dork asked a long drawn out question about violence in his movies, Clint (without missing a beat) responded with 'well, I'm a pretty violent guy.'
Favorite Book: Dirt Music by Tim Winton
Favorite Guilty Pleasure Book: Bridgit Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding (although I wasn't keen about the sequel)
Favorite TV Moments: The Office Christmas Special
Miss Congeniality: Bill Clinton's speech at the Democratic National Convention
Favorite Film of 2004 That's Now on DVD: I'll Sleep When I'm Dead
Fitness Goal Accomplished: Lifted an 80 pound bar over my head in May